Poverty rate in the United States in 2018, by education
Poverty rate in the U.S. by education 2018
This statistic shows the poverty rate in the United States among all people in 2018, by education. In 2018, about 4.4 percent of the people with a Bachelor's degree or higher were living below the poverty line in the United States.
Poverty rate in the United States in 2018, by education
Percentage of population
No high school diploma25.9%
High school, no college12.7%
Some college8.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher4.4%
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* The abbreviation DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery, JD stands for Juris Doctor, PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, EdD stands for Doctor of Education.
The U.S. Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. A person under 65 living alone is considered poor, if the annual income is less than 11,888 U.S. dollars. This threshold is calculated for 2013.

Poverty rate in the U.S. by education 2018
This statistic shows the poverty rate in the United States among all people in 2018, by education. In 2018, about 4.4 percent of the people with a Bachelor's degree or higher were living below the poverty line in the United States.
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